Nebraska Educational Technology Association
Nebraska Public Power District’s MakerSpace inspires teachers
Written by Rae Rangel, Managing Editor, Bellevue West High School: The Thunderbeat   

Jay Kueker’s eyes glared at the screen, and said in a huff, “it won’t even let me delete the object.”

He sat down in the makeshift cubicle 20 minutes prior, and had made some steady process on his task. On the computer screen was a program designed for a 3D printer, which Keuker had troubles with. He spent another 10 minutes trying to get the program to do what he wanted.

Finally, he decided to start over.

Keuker was participating in the Nebraska Education Technology Association’s (NETA) Maker Space area, sponsored by Nebraska Public Power District (NPPD). Maker Space was an event in which teachers could sit down and play with different tasks that dealt with science.

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Breakout: BPS teachers present learning options at NETA conference
Written by Brooke Riley, Co Editor-in-Chief, Bellevue West High School: The Thunderbeat   

On April 21-22, the CenturyLink Center hosted the 2016 Nebraska Educators Technology Association (NETA) conference where teachers from several districts presented their ideas for new ways to integrate technology in schools.

BreakoutEDU is an idea that many teachers are interested in. Fairview fifth grade teacher Michelle Boyce presented a 45 minute session to an audience about BreakoutEDU and her experience in her classroom.

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Media Specialists Tech Toolkit
Written by Austin Seamann, Hastings High School   

“How can your school enhance or integrate technology?” is how k-12 Centennial Public Schools Media Specialist, Jessica Breitkeutz started off her presentation at the NETA conference. Breitkeutz is an advocate of taking use of absolutely every piece of technology and squeezing every bit of potential  out of it.

Breitkeutz shows off her list of top applications she utilizes at her school. Breitkeutz based her list off of, “how can the technology support the class, not change it.”

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NETA Conference Press Release
Written by Riley Nelson, Hastings High School   

            In a world that is progressively becoming more technologically dependent, the Nebraska Educational Technology Association (NETA) strives to cultivate a higher understanding of how to successfully implement technology in instructional environments. One of the ways they do this is by hosting a conference every year.

            This year’s conference was held on April 21 through 22 at the CenturyLink Center in Omaha. This was the second year that this event was held at the CenturyLink Center.

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